Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., in May 2014, after being selected as the organization’s new president. The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. The committee action follows an emphatic speech in May by the BSA’s president, who declared that the longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults was no longer sustainable.
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., in May 2014, after being selected as the organization’s new president. The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. The committee action follows an emphatic speech in May by the BSA’s president, who declared that the longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults was no longer sustainable. Mark Zaleski AP
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates addresses the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., in May 2014, after being selected as the organization’s new president. The executive committee of the Boy Scouts of America has unanimously approved a resolution that would end the organization’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders and let individual scout units set their own policy on the long-divisive issue. The committee action follows an emphatic speech in May by the BSA’s president, who declared that the longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults was no longer sustainable. Mark Zaleski AP

Boy Scouts expected to end ban on gay leaders

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